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Preserve Family and Nation

familyworshiptableDavid not only loved his son and wanted to be assured that he would have a relationship with God but David also loved what God loved: Israel. He wanted to be assured that the presence of God would be in the midst of Israel. There was a nation at stake and David facilitated its preservation. In preserving his family, David preserved a nation. (1K.2:12)


Preferred Government

Preferred Government—Nebuchanezar was in office for an unlimited term. Nebuchanezar is the one who took the choicest of Israel’s future threehebrewsand enslaved them for the purpose of culturizing them to the values of Babylon. In spite of that fact the Hebrews Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego triumphed and impacted the culture of Babylon with the precepts of Jehovah. (Let us not forget that much prayer was the habit of Daniel.) Saul was in office for an unlimited term. Saul is the one who attempted to murder the future of Israel’s government. In spite of that fact David triumphed. Saul was actually used as a catalyst to join the tribes of the nation to David and see that he was seated on the throne. (Remember: David is an OT type of the NT Christ) After being under Saul’s government, Israel much preferred the government of David (NT Christ) over the government of Saul (Heb.: “desired”). He who was so desired became so undesired. (Let us not forget that much worship was the habit of David.)


 


Not the end of the Story

SamuelAnointDavidAs a mere boy David was anointed by one of the most powerful and effective prophets of all time. He was anointed, not to be pageboy, not to be the king’s confidant but to be king. But a few short years later he is standing in a cave shaking his head …. totally confused. This seemingly misplaced shepherd cries: Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no one cares for my life (Ps 142:4, NIV). But that was not the end of the story. That scenario certainly didn’t consume most of the pages of the book about David’s life. We also must read all the many, many pages which tell about all the battles David won. As he dances before the ark of the Lord while it is being brought to Zion (2Sam 6:14), they have come too late to tell him God does not make a way for those whom He calls. Scoffers have come too late to tell David God is not faithful, that God does not bring to victory those He ordains.

(This is the tenth excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “Too Late“ which was published in SEEC Magazine -Volume 4 Issue 5 [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page. Marty is speaking at Kingdom Equipping Congress 2016–March 2.)


Listen to worship music from Kingdom Equipping Congress.
http://martygabler.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-01T07_07_28-08_00
Kingdom Equipping Congress March 2-4, 2016
More Info on KEC2016: martygabler.com/kec2016/


Despising Can Be Costly

Despising
I think it is interesting that in my Bible verses 16 and 23 of 2Sam 6 are directly across from one another. In both verses Michal is identified as “Michal, Saul’s daughter.” That is also interesting. She is the product of Saul: head and shoulders government. In verse 16 it says that “she despised him (David) in her heart.” In v.23 it says, “Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.” I believe the statement being made here is that she was not allowed to reproduce what she was. Just about the worst thing that could happen to a woman at this time of history, in this culture, was to be barren. Caution should be practiced in what we despise. Our despising can become very costly, very quickly.

(This is the fourteenth excerpt from Marty’s article “Giants, Athaliah and Michal“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)


Marty on KPLE-TV
“The Journey” with Robin Durham and Compass Ministries.
Subject: “New Testament Prophecy”
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO WATCH–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1pJT7ykeCE


Preferred Government

Preferred Government
Nebuchanezar was in office for an unlimited term. Nebuchanezar is the one who took the choicest of Israel’s future and enslaved them for the purpose of culturizing them to the values of Babylon. In spite of that fact the Hebrews Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego triumphed and impacted the culture of Babylon with the precepts of Jehovah. (Let us not forget that much prayer was the habit of Daniel.)

Saul was in office for an unlimited term. Saul is the one who attempted to murder the future of Israel’s government. In spite of that fact David triumphed. Saul was actually used as a catalyst to join the tribes of the nation to David and see that he was seated on the throne. (Remember: David is an OT type of the NT Christ) After being under Saul’s government, Israel much preferred the government of David (NT Christ) over the government of Saul (Heb.: “desired”). He who was so desired became so undesired. (Let us not forget that much worship was the habit of David.)

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